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James Glassman writes monthly about economic and investing trends.

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, May 2017

Buy Retail Stocks at Wholesale Prices

Department-store stocks have lost one-fifth of their value in the past five years, while the overall stock market has nearly doubled.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2017

Investors, Stop Worrying About a Bear Market

It's not like there aren't risks out there, but the smart strategy is to stay in stocks, and stay diversified.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, March 2017

Best Ways to Invest in Bonds Now

With Donald Trump's election, the yield on U.S. bonds has risen dramatically. That spells opportunity for bond investors.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, February 2017

A Surprise Boost for Emerging Markets

Trump’s election has provided emerging markets with an unexpected benefit: a stronger dollar, which makes foreign goods even cheaper here.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, January 2017

James Glassman's 10 Stock Picks for 2017

Having beaten the market in 2016, I'm banking on these 10 stocks to outperform in the year ahead — and beyond.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 2016

5 Tech Investments Poised for Growth

To get higher profits over the long haul, you need higher sales of products and services that keep improving. Tech firms are the best place to look.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, November 2016

12 Stocks to Buy No Matter Who the Next President Is

The U.S.'s long-neglected infrastructure is set to get a spending boost, and these stocks stand to benefit.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2016

Investors, It's Time to Bet on Banks

The big banks have different personalities. JPMorgan Chase is strong and steady. Wells Fargo is seen as the best managed and most innovative.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, September 2016

Investments to Replace Bonds in Your Portfolio

If you're looking for safer diversification after the fallout from Brexit, check out these options.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016

10 Good U.S. Stocks to Play the Global Economy

You don't need to invest in foreign stocks to get exposure to the rest of the world.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2016

Guess When the Next Recession Will Be

Even if you sold all of your stocks in anticipation of the next recession, you wouldn’t know when to get back into the market.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2016

7 Small-Cap Stock Funds That Could Pay Off Big

I'm convinced that the single best sector for investors right now is small-cap value stocks.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, May 2016

6 Wall Street Stocks That Are Cheap: Goldman Sachs, More

As candidates and others poor-mouth the financial industry, you can score stock bargains in the sector.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2016

4 Tips to Buy Stocks Low

You need to train yourself to see declines in the stock market as opportunities, not as calamities.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, March 2016

11 Great Dividend Stocks for Income Investors

The best income strategy in this low-rate environment is to leaven your portfolio with stocks that pay solid dividends.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, February 2016

Investing in a Time of Terror

The U.S. is a powerful and resilient nation. It has surmounted challenges far greater than the current series of terrorist attacks.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, January 2016

James K. Glassman's 10 Stock Picks for 2016

Here are nine good choices from investors I trust -- plus my own (repeat) pick.

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